The U.S. Botanical Safety Laboratory’s new gas chromatography equipment and a specially developed testing methodology are poised to bring stability and convenience to Western North Carolina’s burgeoning industrial hemp industry.
“Healthy soil and the biodiversity that generates and maintains it is key in simultaneously improving food security, watershed health, preventive medicine and climate mitigation,” says farmer, ethnobotanist and educator Mark Cohen.
The Sept. 28 event will offer a milkweed plant sale, children’s educational activities and a monarch gardening workshop for adults.
Hickory Nut Gap Farm will join forces with the National Young Farmers Coalition to host a free dinner and networking evening for new and future farmers on Thursday, Sept. 26.
Although they aren’t actually a fruit, figs are a late-summer favorite in dishes both sweet and savory.
Fall-blooming perennials, shrubs, trees, gently used gardening items and more will be available at the two-day annual event.
The two-day conference features workshops from area experts on forest farming, medicinal herbs, wild edibles and hemp growing.
The new program will work with local farmers and landowners in an effort to develop hemp as viable crop for Western North Carolina.
“I see a potential for these girls not just to get educated and inspired and leave, but to take that inspiration and figure out how to instill it in their communities and create a better future,” says historian and baker Maia Surdam of the 10-year-old program.
Only in her early 20s, the chef has a flair for whimsical pastry and a soft heart for mentoring young people.
The new business highlights a bean scene that’s coming into its own.
The drop-in event will offer information on everything from basic poultry care to homegrown food sources and keeping chickens for pest control.
More than 30 bands on three stages plus classes covering everything from aquaponics to regenerative agriculture practices are on the schedule for the three-day festival.
The volunteer-driven program offers recovery support groups that leverage the camaraderie inherent in the food and beverage industry.
The proposed two-story pavilion would provide cold storage, processing space, a value-added kitchen and more for local community gardens.
The two-day event will offer guided, educational tours of the flower fields, pottery studio and wood-fired kiln along with other activities.
There’s high demand in Asheville’s restaurant scene for local, pasture-raised eggs, but for small farms, scaling an egg operation to wholesale presents many challenges.
In The Whole Okra: A Seed to Stem Celebration, the author defends a vegetable that’s long been maligned by millions.
“Every day is different,” says the Archetype Brewing marketing director. “But I love it.”
The refreshing, low-calorie beverages provide a new option for customers while offering the brewers and cider makers an intriguing technical challenge.
According to Feeding America, 20 percent of the more than 46 million people who access the organization’s national network of food banks each year are part of households that include someone who’s served or is serving in the U.S. military.